And THANKS for help!
I recently upgraded my network from an older Belkin 11b wireless router hooked to DSL...upgraded to a DLink 11g router (DI-524)
I am connecting to this with the following:
COMPUTER A: A home built PC (AMD) with a built in hard wired 10/100 ethernet adapter - this computer is running Windows ME and is the one I used to install the router.
COMPUTER B: Another desktop, DELL running Windows XP HE, using a new Dlink wireless adapter (which was really hard to get setup!)
Computer C: Compaq laptop with AMD Sempron built in wireless 11g, with XP HE
Computer D: Dell Latitude D400 running XP Pro with 11b built in wireless (Intel)
PRINTER A: I have an HP all in one printer hooked up by hardwire (I had it hooked wirelessly before but it can only do 11b so I did hardwire to try and make faster)
Everything worked fine under the old Belkin system.
I installed the new system and it took a lot of work but I got pretty much everything working (the printer was the only really hard thing), except I have not been able to get file sharing to work between the different computers...added to same workgroup etc, can see them but says I do not have permission...
Note I am running ZoneAlarm Firewall and both desktops, Norton firewall on COMPUTER C.
After a few days (while you helped we with a nasty Virtumonde problem on Computer B) I saw that Computer B would stop connecting to the internet via IE or Outlook etc. The only way to get back was to reboot and then it would connect, but later if I closed IE and then came back it would not connect anymore.
A few days after that the main COMPUTER A stopped connecting to the internet period....absolutely nothing and nothing I have done could fix that. ZoneAlarm still indicates traffic however, but the printer was installed from this machine and usually it pops up when I re-boot and it no longer does that.
I am sure this sounds like a huge mess to try and figure out but any help would be great. I was thinking of just putting my old Belkin back on and seeing if that fixed it as a first try...???